Win a book!

It’s Monday! To celebrate the beginning of the week, we’re giving away a prize! For your chance to win, tell us: What’s your favorite pattern company? (Respond in the Comments section in this blog.)

One person will be selected at random to win the book Making Baby’s Clothes: 25 Fun and Practical Designs for 0-3 Year Olds by Rob Merrett (Cico Books; MSRP: $19.95). This book includes full-size patterns and templates so you can get started making baby clothing right away!

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 Whether you’re buried in snow or basking in the warm sunshine, have a great week! And good luck! (Winner will be announced tomorrow.)

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127 Responses to Win a book!


    Simplicity, McCalls, Vogue, New Look, …….. I do not really have a favourite ……… each one has given me useful tips and ideas and are all part of my reference in my sewing projects …………..

    I can go through Sewing patterns, catalogues or anything related to it 24 hrs ………… It is my passion!

  2. Amy R says:

    Simplicity is my favorite

  3. I have been sewing for 34 years. Talent runs in the family back to my Grandmoms. Simplicity has always been my favorite!! Ask my friends. When they want me to make them something, first word out of my mouth is “SIMPLICITY”

  4. stacey says:

    simplicity or new look all the way for me!

  5. Tanja H says:

    Simplicity. They always have what I need, even when I don’t know I need it.

  6. Dianna Ward says:

    I love sewing and my favorite pattern co. I like a couple Simplicity and McCalls

  7. Maureen Vonnahme says:

    I’ve been sewing for 45 years & don’t have a favorite. It just depends on the project I plan to work on & the pattern that best suits the situation. But I sure enjoy looking through all the books for the “right” pattern!!

  8. Sue Orlowski says:

    I like Burda, Vogue and I also like Great copy patterns. Burda fits me great, and I like Voguebecause of the great styling.

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  10. Darlene Warren says:

    I have always liked the way Butterick patterns fit me. When I was sewing for my children I used McCalls, Simplicity and Butterick. I am having another grandchild so this book would be fun to have.

  11. Jodie ross says:

    Depends on what I am doing….Amy butler, Britches and bloomers….oh so many great ones to chose

  12. Linda says:

    McCalls is probably my first favorite, but I like alot of the different companies. Would love to win this book. Love to sew for the grandkids!

  13. rdw1115 says:

    I love Simplicity patterns best. They also have quick responses for any issues you encounter. I also use Butterick and McCalls sometimes, but I like Simplicity best. Less pieces make for easy go together projects.

  14. Melissa says:

    Hello! My favorite pattern company…….You can make this!!! Wonderful website with Beautiful patterns :)

    It’s simply THE BEST!!!

  15. sylvia says:

    Our local stores only carry Simplicity/McCall/ Butterick/Vogue, some places now have Kwik Sew,, but my favourite is Simplicity

  16. Jan says:

    I would have to say Simplicity! I love their stuff for both children and adults. I have made some great stuff for my nieces and my children. Love, Love, Love

  17. Deborah says:

    I really like Simplicity as these were the patterns my mom always bought…But McCalls and Butterick are also wonderful.

  18. lois says:

    I love McMalls

  19. Judy says:

    I really like Simplicity and McCalls for children’s clothes, and would LOVE to win this book as we have a new granddaughter on the way in approx 5 weeks!

  20. Cindy says:

    So far I like Simplicity the best.

  21. Catlyn says:

    any independent sewing pattern designer, some of the best you can find on etsy! ;)

  22. Karen A says:

    I switch back and forth between McCalls, Simplicity and Butterick.

  23. Jennifer says:

    It’s a tie between Farbenmix and Amy Butler for creativity!

  24. Beth says:

    I like Simplicity the best. Their patterns have been great for my teenage daughter, stylish and easy to make.

  25. Wanda Renfroe says:

    Grew up beng told Simplicity is has the easiest directions to follow! I still believe it!!!!

  26. Sheila Pitts says:

    I have two favorites….Simplicity and McCalls! Love their patterns! Their instructions are easy to follow and they have a broad selection of cute patterns!

  27. Brenda says:

    simplicity and mccalls because they have the best fit.

  28. Anny says:

    I love the fit of Simplicity patterns for my daughters American girl dolls.

  29. Sandy says:

    I buy the patterns from different people on Esty. They are original and they don’t use as much material as regular patterns.

  30. Jo-Ann Sutherland says:

    Kwik sew or burda !!

  31. Susan Brooks says:

    I like McCall’s for the fit, but I have indulged in a Vogue pattern too.With a new granddaughter I could really use this book!

  32. Courtenay Christian says:

    I love Simplicity patterns! I also, use these patterns to teach Children & Adults how to sew at a local fabric store. Today’s my Birthday going to spend time sewing! Yeah!

  33. Susan P says:

    As a beginner, I like using McCalls.

  34. Rose Henry says:

    I tend to sew the patterns from Vogue women for myself, but for other projects I go to all of the pattern companies. I choose patterns based on uniqueness.

  35. Cynthia Tobolt says:

    I will purchase any of them but to choose just one, I’d have to say “Simplicity”.

  36. Charlene says:

    Love McCalls patterns..easy to follow

  37. Am not sure between McCalls, Simplicity and “You Can Make It”. Guess I would go with “You Can Make It”.

  38. Janet says:

    It’s a toss-up between Butterick and Kwik-Sew

  39. MJ says:

    My favorite patterns for my daughter are Patty Young’s Modkids, and Farbenmix/Studio Tantrum/Sewing Clothes Kids Love book for both both my kids!

  40. Belinda says:

    Kwik Sew! Clear directions and easy to follow!

  41. Betsy says:

    Ive been sewing for a loooong time and I always seem to go back to good old Simplicity. Easy to follow instructions and easy to customize

  42. lloydine greschaw says:

    Hi Id love the book , i have17 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

  43. lloydine greschaw says:

    Hi Id love the book , i have17 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Kwikwould be just the patteren to do all kinds of outfits.!

  44. Jamie says:

    I don’t usually use commercial patterns, but when I have had to I’ve always gravitated toward Simplicity patterns. They are easy to follow and the instructions are easy to follow.

  45. Heidi L says:

    Kwik sew has always been my fav !

  46. Shelly Weickum says:

    It just depends on the look I’m going for. Simplicity and McCalls are very traditional and have easy to follow directions. Kwik Sew is the height of simplicity. And I love Burda for it’s funky designers. So I love them all, each in their time.

  47. Carol Yates says:

    I love oliver + s patterns.

  48. Dthomas says:

    I like vogue patterns because they are edgy and stylish. They also inspire me to use McCalls, Simplicity, New Look etc. patterns in different ways, to play with different fabrics and patterns etc.

  49. Lindsay says:

    Have always liked Simplicy patterns and almost any type of pattern/idea book! :)